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What A Day cuts through all the chaos and crimes to help you understand what matters and how you can fix it—all in just 15 minutes. Comedian Akilah Hughes and reporter Gideon Resnick break down the biggest news of the day, share important stories you may have missed, and show you what “Fox & Friends” would sound like if it were hosted by two people whose parents read to them as children. New episodes Monday through Friday at 5 a.m. EST.
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The location of Thursday’s Democratic presidential primary is in question because food service workers at Loyola Marymount are striking. We discuss who will be on the stage (if there is one! We don’t really know!). Trump will probably be impeached this week in the House. You're making history, dude! From there, it’s on to the Big Bad Senate.And in headlines: Hallmark’s wild weekend, Purdue plays both sides, and an UNproductive climate congress.
The FTC Won’t Let FB Be

The FTC Won’t Let FB Be

2019-12-1300:15:323

The FTC is reportedly considering a court order to block Facebook from integrating WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger into a giant, terrifying “Facebook Megazord.” We discuss that, along with FB’s plans for a content supreme court. The Judiciary Committee is expected to approve two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, making him the fourth president ever to face impeachment. Good luck, dude!And in headlines: Boris wins Britain, Don Jr.’s version of a fun sport, and more. Plus, we dig into the Bowl Of Takes!
Boris Battles For Britain

Boris Battles For Britain

2019-12-1200:17:378

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson defends his title today as the nation holds general elections. He’ll be facing threats from all sides, including UK Bernie Jeremy Corbyn. Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers announced that they’ve come to a tentative agreement with his accusers. If we learned anything about rich men in power, we should've guessed that Weinstein’s offer wouldn't be good. And in headlines: cocaine sweaters, Khalil Mack is on the nice list, and WAD’s Person Of The Year.
Born In The USMCA

Born In The USMCA

2019-12-1100:17:376

House Democrats have reached a deal with Trump on the United States Mexico Canada Agreement, which will replace the artist formerly known as NAFTA. We discuss what that means. A new report shows that Greenland’s ice sheets are melting fast. To get technical, they’re now melting in dog years. And in headlines: Spygate 2, SATs, and Trump appoints himself President Of Judaism.
A report from the Inspector General has revealed Trump’s claim that the FBI spied on him in 2016 to be false. We talk about what else we learned from this scorching hot doc.Report two is from the Washington Post, about how American officials repeatedly lied and hid evidence that the conflict there was unwinnable. We discuss. And in headlines: Golden Globe noms, the case of Cannon v. Shady, and Warren wins the war for transparency.
Warren Peace

Warren Peace

2019-12-0900:18:094

On Saturday, the House Judiciary Committee released their impeachment report, which is essentially the legal roadmap they’ll be following from here on out. We tell you what’s coming as we begin… the final countdown.In 2020 updates, Warren and Buttigieg have bad blood, Bloomberg sounds off on his employee’s salaries, and more. And in headlines: a shooting in Pensacola, protests in Hong Kong, and an insane amount of government-sponsored jewelry in San Francisco.
A multi-million-dollar lobbying group is running ads in early primary voting states against Medicare For All and the public option. In our “We Have Issues 2020” segment, we talk to congresswoman Pramila Jayapal about where the candidates stand on healthcare coverage, and how Medicare For All works as a campaign issue.Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that she will instruct congress to draft the articles of impeachment against President Trump. Meanwhile, top Trump bud Rudy Giuliani is gallivanting around Ukraine, making some sort of investigative documentary about the same subject.And in headlines: striking in France, Ice T stands with the Internet, and Joe Biden flaunts his pecs.
The USDA released a new food stamp rule that would kick an estimated 755,000 people off food benefits. We discuss with US Senator from Michigan Debbie Stabenow and senior Urban Institute fellow Elaine Waxman.A flock of law professors descended on the House Judiciary Committee to offer their expert opinions as to whether President Donald Trump’s dealings in Ukraine justify impeachment. 3 out 4 ain’t bad!And in headlines: plantation weddings are actually very bad, Elon mounts the “guy” defense, and a justice for Q.
Kamala’s Second Act

Kamala’s Second Act

2019-12-0400:18:434

California Senator Kamala Harris suspended her presidential campaign on Tuesday. We discuss the factors that led her to this point, including ones many in the press seem to have overlooked.Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released their impeachment report, and the White House response produced our new favorite insult. You didn’t hear it from us, but Adam Schiff is a “basement blogger.”And in headlines: Willie off weed, McKinsey loves ICE, and Rap Genius is a real genius
Look Julian's Talking

Look Julian's Talking

2019-12-0300:19:196

We talk to presidential candidate and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro about the way the DNC does primaries, whether the Democratic party needs to refocus on poverty, and how he likes his blueberry pancakes.California Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter has pled guilty to spending campaign funds on very necessary purchases like a rabbit’s plane ticket and five extra-marital affairs. We look ahead at his political future.And in headlines: Trump can’t pick a tariff and stick with it, Sanders sticks up for the Dayton Dragons, and Elon’s tweets come back to haunt him.
The Supreme Court will hear a major gun rights case today, which could lead to the expansion of the Second Amendment. We discuss how we got here, and where we’re headed.Impeachment moves to the House Judiciary Committee this week, marking the triumphant return of Jerry “Scary” Nadler. We review some greatest hits from the hearings so far, and the ways Republicans have tried to spin Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.And in headlines: protests and resignations in Iraq, Sondland sexual misconduct allegations, and NBC blows it with Gabrielle Union.
Federal prosecutors have launched a criminal probe of opioid makers and distributors, a type of investigation that’s usually reserved for drug dealers and cartels. We discuss how this might develop.It’s Thanksgiving week! We remind you of the main points you need to know to emerge victorious from every turkey day scuffle in our “What A Day Thanksgiving Issue Round-up And Political Brawler’s Handbook.”And in headlines: Mayor Pete feels op-dread, the return of Mark Sandy, and Melania gets “Be Bested”-d by children.
A judge rules that White House lawyer Don McGahn must testify to congress despite Trump's efforts to block him. Impeachment: Season 2 is gonna be good.The city of London is taking away Uber’s license to operate in London. Looks like you’re gonna have to take the Tube.And in headlines: SHS on the campaign trail, a good day for animals, and the intense, destructive power of Cameo.
New leaked documents detail how far the Chinese government has gone to detain ethnic minorities and muslims. We discuss what the documents reveal. More on that, here: https://apnews.com/4ab0b341a4ec4e648423f2ec47ea5c47Michael Bloomberg is gearing up to spend the combined net worth of every person you will ever meet on his presidential campaign. We discuss how he plans to win.And in headlines: Iran gets back online, Nunes is in the hot seat, and Frozen 2 snows money at the box office.
Fiona Hill and David Holmes close out a week in testimonies and Schiff brings the gavel down with a fiery closing statement. Plus, Sondland’s famous “loves your ass” quote is officially confirmed.Out Magazine executive editor Raquel Willis joins us to discuss The Trans Obituaries Project and what can be done to end anti-trans violence. Find out more here: https://www.out.com/print/2019/11/20/trans-obituaries-projectAnd we show how hard it is to distinguish campaign walk-up songs from electronics commercial jingles.
During his impeachment hearing, Gordon Sondland confirms the quid-pro-quo and says his orders came from the top dog: El Presidente. We discuss that and the testimony of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper.Ten democratic candidates faced off in a rapid-fire two-hour debate at Tyler Perry Studios in Georgia. We discuss highlights including some choice Booker-on-Biden weed slams.And in headlines: Zuck’s Trump dinner, Google’s union-busting, and BTS gets no noms (!!).
In an epic 12 hour impeach-a-thon, four witnesses took the stand, including Lt. Colonel Vindman, Pence aid Jennifer Williams, former special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker, and Europe and Russia special expert slash spokesman for drinking milk Tim Morrison. We talk through the biggest takeaways.And in headlines: Epstein guards on trial, Madea’s big debate, and the new Cats trailer is not safe for human or animal consumption
Russiagate Reloaded

Russiagate Reloaded

2019-11-1900:19:374

The trial of Roger Stone has led Democrats to dust off their old yellowed copies of The Mueller Report, and broaden the impeachment inquiry to crimes Trump may have committed outside of the Ukraine ones.Joe Biden’s recent comments about weed as a “gateway drug” (thank you, Vice President DARE Mascot) lead us to examine different candidates’ perspectives on marijuana legalization.And in headlines: the US signs off on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, Trump backtracks on mango JUUL pods, and a tragic case of Jay against K.
Mayor Pete’s Buttibump

Mayor Pete’s Buttibump

2019-11-1800:23:076

Pete Buttigieg is surging in Iowa, and Michael Bloomberg is kicking off his late-blooming campaign by apologizing for his racist “Stop & Frisk” policy. We discuss this and more in our 2020 primary update.Texas death row inmate Rodney Reed was granted an indefinite stay by the courts last week. We look at the evidence that Reed was falsely convicted, and discuss how his case gained traction.And in headlines: impeachment updates, the case of Lizzo v. Postmates, and a goodbye to Eddie Rispone.
Battle For The Bayou

Battle For The Bayou

2019-11-1500:19:398

Two candidates for Louisiana Governor face off in a runoff election on Saturday. We introduce you to Republican Eddie “Stickers” Rispone and Democrat and incumbent Governor John “Across The Aisle” Bel Edwards.A high school in Santa Clarita was attacked by student shooter on Thursday. We discuss the gun violence epidemic, and the measures that House Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has refused to take to resolve it.And in headlines: Swift wants her songs back, Bevin sulks, and Google Caches Me Outside.
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Comments (35)

Betsy Stephens

Today's lesson: Do your own research because literally everything can be skewed to the perception of the person presenting it. Side lesson: Partisanship is ruining this country.

Dec 10th
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A. E. Bedz

Orange is obviously the best starburst flavor, not even debatable.

Dec 6th
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Betsy Stephens

2 things. 1 -- Akilah's "if you're into reading" bit really should have been about cold read headlines, bc holy smokes 2 -- The USDA policy changes literally make me sick to my stomach. I'm going to do a bit more research but I think it's time to circle the wagons and start taking care of our own, since we obviously can't trust the people who have the most wealth to help.

Dec 5th
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amir moznebi

hi

Dec 5th
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Jutan Cross

really loved this episode 😁💗

Nov 28th
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Hessah

I tried .. I sincerely tried .. The Show lacks objectivity and quite opinionated!

Nov 28th
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Betsy Stephens

Just once, I want someone in politics to say "I'm not the same person now that I was 8 years ago. I've learned and grown and what I said was wrong and this is how I know that: *insert current views and reasoning here*" Real people say things they regret. they change their opinions as they learn and grow, and they talk about why those opinions have changed. I don't understand why people are afraid to admit they screwed up

Nov 27th
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Carol Pelizzari

this show gets me through the morning

Nov 23rd
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Andi-Roo Libecap

WHO DOESN'T KNOW LISA FRANK? @jonlovett you need to find your inner #LisaFrank. This is un-fucking-acceptible.

Nov 12th
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Tatyana Noyb

Getting better, eh? Thanks, Lovett, on 'I don't know either' :) here is a thought to ponder: when someone says oh he's not a gop for tax reduction only, he was against muslums so it's not ok as they have human rights and it's deeper a dislike. I'd like to point out that specifically latest tax cut is based on a notion poor er people do not deserve...money, health care, to survive... I just don't think there's a better gop out there, all the same if you just make one step in.

Nov 12th
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Tatyana Noyb

Yes to the above comments. I think perhaps this is targeted to a literal under under 30 group :) so as an immigrant past 40 I'm left behind lol. The real world IS the story about the Ukraine, guys, and those listening already want to hear the news. The headlines even... I've been listening on through episodes hoping there's an adjustment over time, because i like the levity attitude, but the various show references are more a mystery than our corrupt government :)

Nov 11th
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Gil Wahl

My God this show is terrible! Just give me the fucking news. I'll listen to Up First and The Daily instead. Ugh!

Nov 11th
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Ricardo Mota

the real world bit made a confusing mess even more confusing if you're not knowledgeable of the real world bs.

Nov 11th
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Jason Gasaway

I'm sorry the show fails in objectivity

Nov 9th
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daisy

part of my new morning routine

Nov 8th
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Todd Ballard

I really wanted to like this show, but Ms. Hughes makes my head hurt. stop trying so hard to be woke and give me daily news and analysis.

Nov 8th
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Betsy Stephens

I could support exemption laws for billionaires like Gates who opt to donate their tax amount instead. I don't think the tax laws should be a deterrent from doing those good deeds, and I can see that being the end result.

Nov 7th
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Accordionbabe

meh

Nov 6th
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Segufta Amin

I love these guys

Nov 6th
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Opey Taylor

cast box sucks. delete the app.

Nov 6th
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